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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: HH34

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

112

Including Level 3 Maths and/or a related science.

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Aeronautical engineering

Motorsport engineering

Developing key skills and sound knowledge for a successful career in aircraft industries, as well as in a variety of modern engineering sectors, these courses benefit from strong industrial links and is designed to fulfil industries’ requirements.

The courses are focused on design. You’ll develop a full understanding of engineering design concepts and the engineering design process. You can explore radical new aeronautical and aerospace concepts and complement this with expertise in mechanical engineering to produce designs. In addition to specialist knowledge and skills in aeronautical engineering, this course also emphasize transferable knowledge and skills to equip you for a broader job market.

The first part of the course will introduce you to the fundamentals of mechanical and electrical science, the mechanics of solids and machines and computer-aided design. Then you'll develop more advanced knowledge, looking at aerodynamics, engineering dynamics, engineering design, structures and vibration analysis, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, propulsion, aircraft design, aircraft stability, and control.

You’ll be trained to use variety of computer-aided design tools, including industry-highly-required Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools. Also, honing your business skills are a key focus throughout the course.

You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year: Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering (with foundation year)

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)
Year 1 will develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts, principles and theories in engineering. Acquire basic mathematic skills related to engineering and design problems. Use CAD for engineering design. Competence of working safely in engineering laboratories and workshops, and being able to conduct laboratory procedures, measurement and workshop practices under the guidance of a tutor.

MODULES

Mechanical Science
Electrical Science
Materials and Manufacturing
Engineering Mathematics
Engineering Design and Practice
Aircraft Technology

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

Level 5 (year 2) will build on the knowledge, concepts and skills acquired at level 4 in addition to more specialist knowledge, skills in engineering design and analysis. More in depth in theories in mechanics, thermodynamics, propulsion, flight dynamics, avionics, control systems, structures and finite element analysis, etc. Develop understanding in business and research methods.

MODULES

Business and Research Development
Thermo-fluid and Propulsion
Further Engineering Mathematics
Engineering and Mechanism Dynamics and Engineering Design
Structures Analysis
Avionics, Flight Dynamics and Control

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

At level 6 students will acquire a critical understanding and application of the higher level concepts, principles and theories in engineering as well as a critical understanding and explanation of advanced topics in structural vibration, thermodynamics, aerodynamics, flight stability and control, and aircraft design. Use knowledge and skills acquired to do an individual project.

MODULES

Dissertation (Honours)
Engineering Modelling and Simulation
Aerodynamics
Structural Vibration Analysis

Optional

Aircraft Stability, Control and Design
Advanced Thermo-fluid and Turbomachinery
Composite Materials

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

A broad range of assessment methods are used; these include phase tests, written assignments, practical work on computers, portfolio of work, logbooks, presentations and laboratory work case studies and CAD. A combination of this work may form part of your assessment, alongside time-constrained exams. Each module is assessed by a variety of methods, enabling students to display their full potential. A project dissertation will form one of the final parts of your assessment.

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Teaching methods include lectures, laboratory sessions, student-led seminars and guided research.

Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through guided study or feedbacks given to students.

Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our website (student support section) has more information on the help available.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£11,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Applied Science, Computing and Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

49%
UK students
51%
International students
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

94%
med
Employed or in further education
84%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

66%
Engineering professionals
8%
Science, engineering and production technicians
6%
Metal machining, fitting and instrument making trades
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Just over a thousand UK graduates got a degree in aerospace engineering in 2015. There are a few dedicated employers, unevenly spread around the country, and so there's often competition for graduates looking for their first job - which leads to a relatively high (although improving) early unemployment rate, and a good grade is particularly important for graduates. Sponsorship and work experience can be key if you're after the most sought-after roles in the industry. Starting salaries are usually good and graduates commonly go into the aerospace (yes, this does include manufacture of equipment for satellites and space operations) and defence industries. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

Production and manufacturing engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

100%
high
Employed or in further education
56%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

62%
Engineering professionals
9%
Science, engineering and production technicians
4%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Graduates are in significant demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average. Much the most common industries for these graduates are now vehicle manufacture - there are not enough people with these degrees to go round and so the big employers tend to take the lion's share at the moment. But pretty much anywhere there is manufacturing, there are production engineers. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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